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What is anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery?

Dr. Don Y. Park, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, or ACDF, is a technique in which doctors directly remove the pathology from the front of the spine. That could be a herniated disc or bone spur compressing the spinal cord and spinal nerves. This is one of the most successful surgeries in modern medicine, with greater than 90 percent success in treating nerve compression causing arm symptoms.

Intermountain Registered Dietitians
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a surgery to treat damaged or worn disks in your neck. In this procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged disk, relieves pressure on pinched nerves and fills the empty disk space with bone.

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